2 days ago a controversy surrounding Vitalis exploded on Twitter regarding them not receiving an invite for Connection Lan.
Vitalis player Joonas ‘Aune‘ Rantala said this on Twitter:
Connection lan 2017
— Joonas Rantala (@aunecsgo) September 11, 2017
Ajuri (an invited team) have made a decision with the organisers to forfeit their spot to Vitalis.
Official Statement from Connection Lan:
During the last few days there has been an issue brought up regarding invites to Connection Lan eSports CS:GO tournament. Due to human error the former SkitLite team (now Vitalis) did not receive an invite. We were working towards a fair resolution, but in an act of true solidarity, team Ajuri is now forfeiting their spot for Vitalis. We want to make it absolutely clear that this solution was proposed by Ajuri, who did not see a substantial chance in this competition for them at this time. We wish to thank Ajuri for excellent sportsmanship and can happily now invite Vitalis to partake in the tournament.
We noticed how fast the organiser moved to find a solution. With the reintroduction of Vitalis the tournament will be a thrilling watch.
We contacted the SJK eSports events producer Mikko Jokipii (the main tournament organiser for Connection Lan) and this is what he had to say personally:
I apologise for the error, we were misinformed when researching before handing out invites and Ajuri showing great character came to a reasonable solution to make Vitalis and the public happy. It’s a shame that instead of coming to us directly at first, Twitter was the platform that people decided to use to release their outrage. Again, everyone makes mistakes but the solution we have is, what we think the best for the public and the tournament.
Source: Miko Jokipii